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Mzikhona Mgedle to raise funds for bicycle workshop

Mzikhona Mgedle to raise funds for bicycle workshop

Founder of Langa Bicycle Hub Mzikhona Mgedle. Brendan Magaar/African News Agency(ANA) Cape Town – Through expertise and skills, Mzikhona Mgedle founded the Langa Bicycle Hub…

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Founder of Langa Bicycle Hub Mzikhona Mgedle. Brendan Magaar/African News Agency(ANA) Cape Town – Through expertise and skills, Mzikhona Mgedle founded the Langa Bicycle Hub and now he has a dream of something bigger.

Mgedle will take part in the 109km Cape Town Cycle Tour tomorrow to raise funds for a bicycle workshop.

The bicycle hub is a 12-metre container, which Mgedle hopes to convert into a workshop to repair and sell bicycle equipment, teach the community how to cycle and create employment by running bicycle tours.

Established in 2020, the centre currently offers a cycling service in the area that includes delivering medication to the elderly and Mgedle promotes road safety.

“For six years, I worked with Open Streets Cape Town (OSCT) where I learnt about the power of bicycles and community mobilisation. My role at OSCT included engaging with diverse stakeholders in various communities around Cape Town.

“This work often took place in complex environments with factious community dynamics, competing for interest and limited resources. Through the expertise and skills I gained at OSCT, I decided to open up a bicycle hub in the area.

“It is important to provide a home for cycling activities in Langa and have a centre to build and fix bikes. I am passionate about commuter cycling and youth employment with cycling opportunities and innovative public spaces as place making hubs,” he said.Regarding the event, Mgedle said he plans to complete it before the cut-off time.“I will never miss any Cape Town Cycle Tour opportunity. I took part […]

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